Board approves the .MUSEUM agreement, and authorizes the President to take such actions as appropriate to implement the agreement.


Whereas, ICANN staff conducted good-faith negotiations with MuseDoma, sponsor for the .MUSEUM sponsored top-level domain, for the renewal of their sponsorship agreement.

Whereas, on 2 March 2007, ICANN announced that negotiations with MuseDoma had been completed, and posted the proposed .MUSEUM renewal agreement for public comment at

Whereas, the ICANN Board of Directors, on 30 March 2007, passed a resolution granting an extension to the current agreement to permit additional time to negotiate the renewal agreement.

Whereas, on 31 August 2007, ICANN posted an updated agreement that addressed community concerns voiced in the original public comment period (2-23 March 2007) and at the registrar constituency meeting in Lisbon (27 March 2007) and opened a new public comment period from 31 August through 30 September 2007.

Whereas, the Board carefully considered the proposed renewal agreement, public comments, and the sponsor's responses, and finds that approval of the proposed renewal agreement would be beneficial for ICANN and the Internet community.

Resolved (07.103), the .MUSEUM agreement is approved, and the President is authorized to take such actions as appropriate to implement the agreement.

Implementation Actions

  • Execute .MUSEUM Sponsorship Agreement Renewal
    • Responsible entity: ICANN Staff
    • Due date: None specified
    • Completion date: 3 November 2007

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